Founder and CEO, Abacus Insights, Inc.

A serial physician entrepreneur, Dr. Patel is founder and CEO of Abacus Insights Inc., the first health care specific data management platform allowing health care insurance companies to unlock the value of their data to improve the lives of the members they serve.

Previously, Patel has had several start-up and corporate roles including being founder and CEO of Care Management International and Vayu Technologies, both companies successfully exited. He was most recently SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Horizon BCBSNJ, where he has had multiple executive roles over the past 15 years.

He has also served as the medical advisor for the New York Business Group on Health, and on the boards of several innovative companies (COTA Inc., Catasys, AbleTo). Before joining BCBSNJ, he was an associate with McKinsey & Co., consulting for the life science and payer industries.

Patel is a graduate of Boston University’s six-year medical program, having received both his bachelor’s degree in medical sciences and his doctorate in medicine in 1995. He completed his medical residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In 1998 he joined the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and the medical staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served until 2006. He completed his Master of Public Health at Harvard in 2000.

Patel grew up in Jersey City and now lives in Weehawken with his wife, Asra Warsi, and two children, Dylan and Zain.